EMOTION THESAURUS

CONNECTEDNESS



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The inner landscape of your characters (especially your protagonist) is the lifeblood that runs through your story. Emotions, and how they're expressed, are tied deeply to a character’s personality and which positive traits and negative traits will manifest. To bring your readers in deeper through shared experience, consider filtering the setting descriptions through your character’s emotions while also exploring important colors, textures, and shapes through his or her senses.
DEFINITION:
To experience a meaningful state of closeness with others, the world, or the universe itself

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
A genuine smile (that reaches the eyes, lasts a long time, isn’t forced, etc.)
Eyes that light up
A face that softens as all tension leaves it
Holding or squeezing the hand of another who feels the same bond
Hugs that last
Touching the face of another (a stroke of the cheek, touching foreheads together, etc.)
Asking questions out of genuine curiosity and interest
Open, welcoming body posture (facing people head on, standing at ease, reaching out, etc.)
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM CONNECTEDNESS:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED CONNECTEDNESS:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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